fortnightly bite-sized news and ideas for the corporate event planner
24 September 2021
Target Qualified Buyers with our new Plan Events e-newsletter
Target the corporate meeting and event planner who is less involved in the business events industry on a day-to-day basis but is equally important through our new KEEP CALM fortnightly e-newsletter.
We believe that these people, while heavily involved in business events, do not play an active role in the business events community, with many not members or participants in industry association events, and rarely taking part in famil programs or site inspections.
To that end, we’ve created a separate database to distribute this e-newsletter nationally, and are including content that we believe will give them tips, advice, event planning tricks from industry experts along with special deals available at hotels, venues and suppliers.
To target qualified buyers in this new e-newsletter contact us for further discussion.
• The highly anticipated opening of Crown Towers Perth is just weeks away. Crown’s design features include a series of grand seven-metre-high glass façade and stone columns forming the hotel’s stunning entrance, breathtaking chandeliers that are a central focus in the hotel lobby, a custom designed Crystal Club, and 500 guest rooms.
• The Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Level 32 Executive Club will close from September 25 in preparation to be transformed into a luxury residential-style retreat overlooking the harbour.
• The iconic Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort was officially opened last week by the Premier of Queensland and Minister for the Arts, Annastacia Palaszczuk, following an extensive AUD$43 million refurbishment.
New website to increase business events for the Sunshine Coast
The convention bureau for Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC), has unveiled a new look website offering a range of extra services tailored to help meetings and event planners.
As well as providing information on accommodation and services,
the website showcases bespoke incentive experiences, an easy venue and activity search, deals, case studies and a planning toolkit complete with downloadable resources.
Visit Sunshine Coast CEO, Simon Latchford, said the redeveloped website is visually-engaging, destination-focused, intuitive and can be viewed on different devices delivering a more personalised experience for planners.
“The digital tourism landscape has changed dramatically since the previous version of the website was built in 2012, with a larger percentage of visitors now accessing business events information via a mobile or tablet device.”
The website also features the Sunshine Coast’s capability through highlighting event case studies of business hosted in the region.
Visit the tropical north for Sell TNQ
Applications are now open to attend Sell TNQ - the premier education program for the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region. Hosted in Port Douglas, highlights of this year’s event will include workshops at the newly refurbished Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas, welcome event at Flames of the Forest and a gala dinner under the stars overlooking Dickson inlet.
Guests will also have the opportunity to visit the world heritage Great Barrier Reef or Wet Tropics rainforest.
Click here to apply.
A fast and furious incentive ride
NAME: A fast and furious incentive ride
TYPE: A global incentive reward and conference
THEME: This year’s theme was ‘The Fast and The Furious – Experience the Extraordinary’. The fast and the furious was a call to action – they need to work hard to get to global. Experience the Extraordinary is what happened when they got there. The theme was inspired by the Singapore Grand Prix.
BY: cievents
CLIENT: Flight Centre Travel Group
Click here to read more.
Meet Crown’s Kylie Burchmore
Kylie Burchmore loves her fast-paced role at Crown Resorts. Click here to read about her job and some of the exciting things happening at the group.
Click here to read more.
Mash Machine
It looks like a board game but it’s anything but. The Mash Machine is actually a musical instrument that turns players into DJs in seconds. The intuitive interface allows up to four players at a time to create music just by placing and moving blocks on its surface. And the good news is that Australian DJ and entertainment provider, Chad Davis, has the rights to the Mash Machine in Australia. A great option for creating greater engagement at events.
Click here to email Chad for more details.
The silly season and corporate Christmas events will soon be upon us. Why not learn what not to do and go and see this latest Hollywood movie with Jennifer Aniston.
Click here to check out the trailer.
 special deal 
Creative conferencing at Vibe Marysville
The perfect country retreat, Vibe Hotel Marysville is uniquely positioned to host an array of breathtaking and versatile business events with sweeping views of the Yarra Ranges National Park.
For a limited time enjoy day delegate packages from $59* and accommodation from $149* for your next event.
Click here for more information and to book now.
how to....
Have greater work flexibility
Alan Claire asks whether workplace culture enables or prevents flexible working.
Click here to learn more.
 hot speaker 
With all the talk of content marketing in business today Malcolm Auld should be on your radar as a keynote presenter. With decades in the advertising world, Malcolm now consults to a variety of companies, and was recently added to the slate of contributors to our very own micenet magazine.
You can get a feel for what he talks about by visiting his blog.
 entertain me 
Entertainment doesn’t have to just be about people singing and dancing or a magic show. It can range from a keynote chef at a dinner to a complete immersive cooking school. One of the best around is run by the Cheeky Food Group. Google them to discover how you can add a bit of fun to your next corporate lunch.
how to....
Be a great leader
New Zealand’s Nghahi o t era Bidois outlines some keys to great leaderships.
Click here to learn more.
Craft beers at events, or events in craft beer venues
Non-attentive wait staff and a lack of finger food at cocktail events
 i want to know more about: 
 quick fix 
• Relating to our “OUT” above, there is nothing worse if you’re attending an event for the cocktail food and the wait staff to be absent. Planners should ensure that there is a good ratio of wait staff to guests and food should be served at regular intervals – IE: there should not be a big gap between the food served. Nothing is more frustrating and, if you’re serving alcohol, you will find your guests are getting drunk without some food in their bellies!
• And on the wait staff, ensure that they are attentive to the needs of the guests. This means they should keep their eyes open for anybody who requires assistance, food or a drink top-up.
CINZ Annual Conference
October 12 - 13, 2016
Hamilton Waikato, NZ
Events by Luxperience
September 18 - 21, 2016
Australian Technology Park
ITB Asia
October 19 - 21, 2016
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore